PTO Newsletter 12/2

Hello December and chilly weather!  The countdown is on for Winter Break!  The mornings and evenings are cooler and shorts and t-shirts are being replaced by pants and jackets.  Please remember to bundle your kids up before drop-off in the mornings.  The kids love to go outside every day for recess and we wouldn’t want to see any of the kids without toasty outerwear!  Make sure to label all extra gear with your child’s name; we have a lot of removable clothing items this time of year, and labels help keep the students and teachers organized.  Maybe you should get some Mabel Labels for your kids winter wear? Please note that our Lost & Found items will be donated at the end of the semester so come claim yours in the cafe!

Let’s give a big shout out to faculty at Percy Priest with a December Birthday!

Upcoming School Events


  • December 5 – Dine Night at Green Hills Grille
  • December 16- Half Day/Class Holiday Parties
  • December 17-January 8th- Winter Break
  • January 9th-Students/Teachers return to School

Upcoming Field Trips

  • December 8 – 3rd Grade trip to the Tennessee State Museum
  • December 8 – 4th Grade trip to the Clay Lady

General Announcements & Community Events

American Heart Association-Heart Heroes – through December 7th

We are proud to announce that PPE will be participating in the Kids Heart Challenge this year for the American Heart Association. We kicked off the event on Navigator Day, November 10th and it will run through December 7th.

Please look for more information in your child’s Friday folder on how to register your child through the app or by visiting

You will also find a page that states “I carry the torch for…” and a heart. Please talk to your child about family or friends that have been affected by heart issues and write those names on the heart before returning it to school. We will be hanging them throughout the school during the event.

Our goal is to have 100% of students register and learn hands-only CPR!

Thank you for helping your child register and participate in this important event!

JostensPIX – Your Photos Are Ready

Good news! JostensPIX came by for make-up and retake pictures, and your student’s photos are now available for viewing and ordering!

Click on the button below to get started.


Event Code: FE134322

Also Needed: Unique Student ID


Dine In or Out – Monday, December 5 from 4:00-9:00

This Monday, December 5, from 4:00-9:00, grab your family’s favorite dinner from Green Hills Grille and support Percy Priest while enjoying a delicious dinner you didn’t cook!  Green Hills Grille will donate 10% of all sales to the PTO budget, which provides our school with additional staff, software and supplies to our school. Be sure to tell them that you’re with Percy Priest. Hope to see you there!

Papa John’s Dough for Dough: December 15

PPE friends and family take the night off from cooking and feed the family while supporting the school. Use our unique code when ordering from Papa John’s and the PTO will receive 20% of all orders placed using that code.  The funds raised from this event will be used to support the PTO budget which provides our school with additional staff, software and supplies to our school. Thank you so much for your support

Holiday Flower Bulb Sale – Dec. 15 deadline to order

Purchase beautiful Amaryllis and PaperWhites as holiday gifts or for yourself! These flower bulbs are all top quality, an excellent value, and are guaranteed to grow. 50% of all orders placed using our website will go back to the school. Visit our Personalized Website by December 15, 2022:

Minted – through May 23

Help us raise money by shopping Minted all year long! You’ll get 20% off beautiful Minted products (excluding fine art prints) and Minted will donate 15% of the proceeds from every order back to us. Use our code FUNDRAISEPERCYPRIEST at checkout. Thank you so much for your support!

Roar Store – New Merchandise

The Roar Store is restocked with new merchandise! Please visit the Roar Store to check out all the new items.  Order online now at the Roar Store

Volunteer Spotlight

Name: Erin Kaiser

Children’s names and grades: Quinley (kindergarten), Molly (third grade), and Hannah Grace (5th grade PPE alum)

Volunteer Role: Yearbook, Membership Toolkit Directory, Math Night and Science Night

Why Percy Priest: We love PPE! So many amazing teachers, an incredible staff, and awesome families. Once a tiger, always a tiger!

Come Have Lunch!

Parents, grandparents and special friends are welcome to eat lunch with students! To help us with space and accommodating guests, we ask that visitors sign-up to come eat lunch using the bookings link below. Please be sure to select the correct grade level and teacher. When signing-up, we also ask that you only sign-up for one day at this time. Thank you for your help and we hope to see you for lunch soon. Sign up to come eat lunch with your student! Menus can be viewed on the Meal View App or at

Join the PPE Green Team

Do you have a passion for environmental stewardship? Join PPE teacher, Mrs. Hartsock, and PPE parent, Denise Bahil, on the green team. No experience or expertise necessary. Please contact Denise at for more information or to sign up.

How to Volunteer

We need your help to make next year the best year yet at Percy Priest! Dedicated and engaged parents are a key ingredient to making our school the great school that it is. There are big and small volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Please check out our volunteer form and let us know what things interest you. We’ll be in touch with more information.

If you have questions of any kind, please contact us at Thank you!

Small Fundraisers Spotlight


For a list of all of our ongoing small fundraisers, please visit our Small Fundraisers webpage.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of all money spent on their site. Link your Amazon account to the Percy Priest Elementary PTO by clicking on this link and then connecting Percy Priest to your account. For future Amazon shopping, you must use the site in order to give Percy Priest the 0.5%.

How to Stay Connected

Add PPE happenings to your calendar automatically!

You can subscribe to our PTO calendar and have all of our events show up on your calendar, so you never lose track of important dates! Following the links below will prompt you to subscribe to the calendar via your preferred calendar app. Any time the PTO updates an event through the website, it will update on the calendar of all subscribers (how often your calendar pulls updated info will be based on your individual personal settings – every 5 minutes, 1 hour, 1 week, etc).

For Calendar Apps (apple calendar etc), go to: webcal://

For Google Calendar, go to:


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